Here are the cmplaw listserv instructions for those who have lost them (as
I did) and wish to unsubscribe:
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>the list", because you send mail to a single address and LISTSERV makes
>copies for all the people who have subscribed. This address
>([log in to unmask]) is also called the "list address". You must
>never try to send any command to that address, as it would be distributed
>to all the people who have subscribed. All commands must be sent to the
>"LISTSERV address", [log in to unmask] It is very important to
>understand the difference between the two, but fortunately it is not
>complicated. The LISTSERV address is like a FAX number that connects you
>to a machine, whereas the list address is like a normal voice line
>connecting you to a person. If you make a mistake and dial the FAX number
>when you wanted to talk to someone on the phone, you will quickly realize
>that you used the wrong number and call again. No harm will have been
>done. If on the other hand you accidentally make your FAX call someone's
>voice line, the person receiving the call will be inconvenienced,
>especially if your FAX then re-dials every 5 minutes. The fact that most
>people will eventually connect the FAX machine to the voice line to allow
>the FAX to go through and make the calls stop does not mean that you
>should continue to send FAXes to the voice number. People would just get
>mad at you. It works pretty much the same way with mailing lists, with
>the difference that you are calling hundreds or thousands of people at
>the same time, and consequently you can expect a lot of people to get
>upset if you consistently send commands to the list address.
>You may leave the list at any time by sending a "SIGNOFF CMPLAW-L"
>command to [log in to unmask] You can also tell LISTSERV how you
>want it to confirm the receipt of messages you send to the list. If you
>do not trust the system, send a "SET CMPLAW-L REPRO" command and LISTSERV
>will send you a copy of your own messages, so that you can see that the
>message was distributed and did not get damaged on the way. After a while
>you may find that this is getting annoying, especially if your mail
>program does not tell you that the message is from you when it informs
>you that new mail has arrived from CMPLAW-L. If you send a "SET CMPLAW-L
>ACK NOREPRO" command, LISTSERV will mail you a short acknowledgement
>instead, which will look different in your mailbox directory. With most
>mail programs you will know immediately that this is an acknowledgement
>you can read later. Finally, you can turn off acknowledgements completely
>with "SET CMPLAW-L NOACK NOREPRO".
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>"SET CMPLAW-L CONCEAL" command.
>More information on LISTSERV commands can be found in the LISTSERV
>reference card, which you can retrieve by sending an "INFO REFCARD"
>command to [log in to unmask]
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much farther out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.